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Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Psychopath
Japanese: サイコパス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2012 to Mar 22, 2013
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Police
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.571 (scored by 94023 users)
Ranked: #712
Popularity: #60
Members: 182,107
Favorites: 6,332
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho-Pass" refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.

In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person's emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person's criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.

This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement.

(Source: translated and adapted from official site by Cranston)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kanshikan Tsunemori Akane, Psycho-Pass
Other: All Alone With You, Psycho-Pass Movie
Sequel: Psycho-Pass 2

Characters & Voice Actors

Kougami, Shinya
Kougami, Shinya
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
McCollum, Robert
English
McCollum, Robert
...
Makishima, Shougo
Makishima, Shougo
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Knauer, Tim
German
Knauer, Tim
...
Tsunemori, Akane
Tsunemori, Akane
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Oxley, Kate
English
Oxley, Kate
...
Aoyanagi, Risa
Aoyanagi, Risa
Supporting
Asano, Masumi
Japanese
Asano, Masumi
Clinkenbeard, Colleen
English
Clinkenbeard, Colleen

Staff

Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ishiguro, Kyohei
Episode Director
Kusumi, Naoko
Episode Director



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Mar 24, 2013
animelambie
I feel so sorry for anybody who missed out on this anime this year because it was absolutely brilliant. Likewise, I also feel sorry for anybody who didn’t, because Urobuchi Gen ripped their hearts out.

The series is set in the near future in which it is possible to instantaneously quantify a person’s state of mind, personality, and probability of committing a crime, all recorded on an individual’s “Psycho-Pass”. When their “Crime Coefficient” index becomes too high, they are pursued and apprehended by police officers known as Inspectors, and their ‘hunting dogs’ the Enforcers; in this way, order is maintained. Unit One of the Public Safety read more
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Mar 24, 2014
jawnmewn
There is nothing more undefined, blurry, and vague than the line that separates "good" from "bad". What complicates the matter further is the question of "is said action more bad/good than another?" Why do we consider the murder of an innocent person a worse offense compared to something like a bank robbery? Is a doctor who saves hundreds of lives more "good" than a simple volunteer at a homeless shelter? While Psycho Pass may not be a realistic representation of today's societal state, the observation of human morals, psychological concepts, and fluctuation of emotions can all be applied to our methodology of thinking and our read more
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Recommendations

In essence, both are about flawed systems and their consequences. The *major* differences being in the anime's execution (cyber punk/advanced technology vs folklore/village life), style and flow. Heck, the main female characters are very similar as well.
Both are procedural crime shows and set in a future version of Japan. Both shows are very focused on sci fi and each has their own interesting gallery of gadgets and systems. Both follow the attempts of a law enforcement agencies attempts to capture an enigmatic criminal who's always several steps ahead. Ghost in the Shell is more episodic and the underlying plot is visited in standalone episodes throughout the season. Psycho Pass is more focused on the main plot. I've heard Psycho Pass get called at best inspired by and at worst a rip off of GitS but I think it's its own show and I'll recommend it as such. If you like detective stories, Sci-fi, and character driven drama you'll like this

Opening Theme

#1: "abnormalize" by Ling Tosite Sigure (凛として時雨) (eps 1-11)
#2: "Out of Control" by Nothing's Carved in Stone (eps 12-22)

Ending Theme

#1: "Namae no nai Kaibutsu (名前のない怪物)" by EGOIST (eps 1-11)
#2: "All Alone With You" by EGOIST (eps 12-22)

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